Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage
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Serves: Serves 8
 
Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage with Spiralized Zucchini and Garlic. This is the perfect make ahead party dish!
Ingredients
  • 4 lbs. pork tenderloin
  • salt and pepper
  • oil
  • Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped apple - I used Gala
  • 1 large orange
  • peel from about half of the orange
  • juice from the orange
  • 3 tablespoons fresh roughly chopped sage
  • 1/3 cup sugar - I used a little more
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 lb. butter
  • Sprialized Zucchini Noodles
  • 4 large zucchini
  • 3 - 4 cloves garlic minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter
Instructions
  1. Make the Cranberry Apple Butter and Sage first so it has time to cool.
  2. Set up the Ninja Precision Processor Bowl.
  3. Add the cranberries, apple, orange peel and sage to the bowl. Lock the bowl in place and use the pre set selection to chop the fruits. I hit the stop with about 12 seconds remaining.
  4. Add the water, sugar and the juice from the orange to a large saute pan. Stir. Add the fruit. Cook over medium heat until the water has reduced totally. You should be able to drag a spoon thru the mixture and no water will remain. Cover and refrigerate.
  5. When the mixture is cold, whip the butter in a large bowl. Fold in the fruit. Cut a large piece of saran wrap. Form the butter into a log. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Clean the pork tenderloin and remove the silver skin with a sharp knife. Cut into individual portions. Salt and pepper the pieces. Add the oil to a large saute pan and brown the tenderloin on all sides. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.
  7. Set up the Auto Spiralizer. Cut the zucchini into 4 inch pieces. Spiralize the zucchini and cover until ready to use.
  8. To assemble: Put the pork tenderloin in a greased baking dish. Slice thick slices of the cranberry butter and cover the tenderloin. I also put a little around the dish. Bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes uncovered.
  9. Add the water, garlic and butter to a large saute pan. Cook for 5 minutes. 4 - 5 minutes before serving time add the zucchini to the pot, cover it and let it steam until it just begins to wilt. Drain off the liquid and place on a serving dish. Top with the tenderloin pieces and cranberry butter.
Recipe by Recipes Food and Cooking at https://recipesfoodandcooking.com/2017/12/11/pork-tenderloin-with-cranberry-apple-butter-and-sage/